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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    WSJ: Skyrocketing Graduate Student Debt Threatens Income-Based Repayment Program

    WSJ: Skyrocketing Graduate Student Debt Threatens Income-Based Repayment Program
    Wall Street Journal: Student-Debt Forgiveness Plans Skyrocket, Raising Fears Over Costs, Higher Tuition; Some Law Schools Advertise Their Own Plans to Cover Loan Repayments: Government officials are trying to rein in increasingly popular…
  • Apr 22

    Clausing Presents Lessons for International Tax Reform from Formulary Apportionment Today at NYU

    Clausing Presents Lessons for International Tax Reform from Formulary Apportionment Today at NYU
    Kimberly Clausing (Reed College), Lessons for International Tax Reform from the U.S. State Experience under Formulary Apportionment at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Alan Auerbach: This work…
  • Apr 22

    NY Times: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

    NY Times: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest
    New York Times: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest, by David Leonhardt & Kevin Quealy: The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are…
Rank this Week: 1

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 2

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    The Decision: The Conservative Choice

    The Decision: The Conservative Choice
    How much of a discount would you need from Duke to turn down Chicago?
  • Apr 22

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.22.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.22.14
    * Ready for the ATL Top 50 Law School Rankings? They will be revealed next week on the next episode of Kaplan’s The 180 — Live. [The 180 -- Live / Kaplan] * Georgia is now the 31st state with an active marriage equality lawsuit.…
  • Apr 22

    A Shocking Shooting, Inside A Courthouse

    A Shocking Shooting, Inside A Courthouse
    Could what happened yesterday in Salt Lake City happen anywhere?
Rank this Week: 3

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Apr 22

    Givati on Plea Bargaining & Social Value

    Givati on Plea Bargaining & Social Value
    Yehonatan Givati (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted Legal Institutions and Social Values: Theory and Evidence from Plea Bargaining Regimes (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Apr 22

    Legal Theory Blog Up Again

    Legal Theory Blog Up Again
    Typepad was down again today, but it back up for now.
  • Apr 22

    Cohen on Human Enhancement

    Cohen on Human Enhancement
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted What (If Anything) Is Wrong with Human Enhancement? What (If Anything) Is Right with It? (Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 49, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Should human enhancement be…
Rank this Week: 5

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court hears arguments on false political statements, TV copyright

    Supreme Court hears arguments on false political statements, TV copyright
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Tuesday. In Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus [transcript, PDF] the court heard arguments on whether an Ohio law that imposes penalties for…
  • Apr 22

    Oklahoma high court stays executions over lethal injection drug challenge

    Oklahoma high court stays executions over lethal injection drug challenge
    [JURIST] The Oklahoma Supreme Court [official website] on Monday stayed the execution of two death row prisoners who have challenged the legality of the state's lethal injection drugs. The stay comes just one day before [AP report] one of the…
  • Apr 22

    Georgia same-sex marriage ban challenged

    Georgia same-sex marriage ban challenged
    [JURIST] Gay rights group Lambda Legal [advocacy website] on Tuesday filed a lawsuit [complaint; press release] challenging Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of…
Rank this Week: 6

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 7

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apr 22

    President of Colombia: War on Drugs a Failure

    President of Colombia: War on Drugs a Failure
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the War on Drugs has failed and we need a new approach to drug trafficking. In an interview on Monday with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Santos noted a softening of hard-line antidrug policies…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action
    In a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions. The full opinion in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action is here. The opinion holds that Michigan voters had the right…
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Apr 22

    [David Bernstein] Why the result in Schuette was inevitable

    [David Bernstein] Why the result in Schuette was inevitable
    Put aside for a moment the lengthy debate in the opinions about “political restructuring” doctrine. Here is the nub of the problem the plaintiffs faced (excerpted from my article on Schuette in the NYU Journal of Law and Liberty,…
  • Apr 22

    [Orin Kerr] Six Thoughts on Navarette v. California

    [Orin Kerr] Six Thoughts on Navarette v. California
    As Jonathan noted earlier, the Supreme Court has handed down Navarette v. California. Here are six thoughts about the new case: 1) I think the majority opinion by Justice Thomas is persuasive. Notably, the majority opinion avoids the…
  • Apr 22

    [Will Baude] Should President Obama (and President George H.W. Bush before him) have signed an unconstitutional law?

    [Will Baude] Should President Obama (and President George H.W. Bush before him) have signed an unconstitutional law?
    On Friday, President Obama signed into law S.2195, a unanimously-enacted bill designed to prevent Hamid Aboutalebi from entering the United States as U.N. ambassador from Iran. He also issued a signing statement announcing that he deemed the…
Rank this Week: 9

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)
    This video is misleading. This organization DOES NOT make children any safer from criminals, they only come in after the fact to help find the person dead or alive. That is a big difference! They say they help prevent and solve crimes. How…
  • Apr 22

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too
    Original Article 04/19/2014 As president of a national organization that advocates for the families of sex offender registrants, I take exception to the following insensitive statement made by Rep. Genise Montecillo in the article: "Most…
  • Apr 20

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
Rank this Week: 10

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 22

    Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Hospital Merger in Win for FTC

    Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Hospital Merger in Win for FTC
    The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati comes amid growing concerns about hospital mergers and their effect on prices against the backdrop of America's health-care upheaval.
  • Apr 22

    Affirmative-Action Rulings at the Supreme Court: A Timeline

    Affirmative-Action Rulings at the Supreme Court: A Timeline
    The Supreme Court ruling Tuesday upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action represents the latest in a line of decisions addressing policies that take race into account. Here is a timeline of the high court's affirmative-action rulings,…
  • Apr 22

    Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

    Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading
    A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" for Wall Street about what constitutes a crime. The comments came Tuesday…
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 12

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Apr 22

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The National Grid (North London Reinforcement Project) Order 2014 The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) Order 2014 The Children and Families Act 2014 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014…
  • Apr 22

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) Meadows Care Ltd & Anor v Lambert & Anor [2014] EWHC 1226 (QB) (16 April 2014) High Court (Administrative Court) AM v Examining Magistrate’s Court No. 4 Murcia, Spain (Rev 2) [2014] EWHC…
  • Apr 22

    Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others – WLR Daily

    Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others – WLR Daily
    Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others [2014] EWHC 1178 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 174 ‘A representation of law could found an estoppel by representation. Estoppel could not be invoked where a document did not even appear to…
Rank this Week: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 22

    Will Obama Administration Act to Slow Removals?

    Will Obama Administration Act to Slow Removals?
    There is lots of chatter out there that the Obama administration is considering administreative measures sthat will slow down the well-greased deportation machionery. Activists have been pressing the administration to halt all deportations.…
  • Apr 22

    Tech meltdown cripples deportation case

    Tech meltdown cripples deportation case
    The New York Post reports that a computer meltdown is crippling the nation’s immigration courts — creating a backlog of removal cases. The problem began April 12, when servers that help power a nationwide computer network failed and shut…
  • Apr 22

    Detained Asylum Seekers Sue Obama Administration to End Long Waits for Initial Interview

    Detained Asylum Seekers Sue Obama Administration to End Long Waits for Initial Interview
    The ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, filed a class action lawsuit last week in the Northern…
Rank this Week: 14

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
  • Apr 22

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud
    Andrew Constantinou, 57, Unionville, Connecticut, and Jacques Kelly, 48, Poughkeepsie, New York, were convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme arising from the fraudulent purchases of more than 40…
  • Apr 21

    Mortgage Broker Admits Helping Unqualified Borrowers to Obtain Loan

    Mortgage Broker Admits Helping Unqualified Borrowers to Obtain Loan
    Alejandro Matos, 43, Riverview, Florida, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire, mail, and bank fraud for his role in assisting in the preparation and submission of loan applications that included numerous false and fraudulent…
Rank this Week: 15

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Apr 17

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation
    Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech...
  • Apr 17

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!
    Up and running in the Caron blog empire is the new Law and Economics Prof blog, featuring a pretty long...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law
    A friendly notice about the AALS-Mid-Year meeting on "Blurring Boundaries"... The AALS Workshop on Blurring Boundaries of Financial and Corporate...
Rank this Week: 16

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    Issue Spotting

    Issue Spotting
    Thank you to the regular bloggers at Workplace Prof Blog for allowing me to guest post this month. With their blessing, I will often be cross-posting from my new blog, Friend of the Court, available at…
  • Apr 22

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino
    Welcome to guest blogger Sandra Sperino. Sandra teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, and Torts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. From her faculty bio page: Professor Sperino teaches in the areas of civil…
  • Apr 21

    UAW Drops Challenge To VW-Chattanooga Vote

    UAW Drops Challenge To VW-Chattanooga Vote
    In a bit of a surprise, the UAW announced today that it will drop its challenge against its recent election loss at VW-Chattanooga. The UAW cited the prospect of delay while going through the NLRB challenge process. That's certainly a...
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 18

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 22

    Cohabiting Couples Start More Family Feud

    Cohabiting Couples Start More Family Feud
    As a growing number of people choose to cohabit but not get married, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of family rifts over inheritances. In Britain, married people are now the minority and about half of children...
  • Apr 22

    Walmart Legal Services May Be Coming to a Store Near You

    Walmart Legal Services May Be Coming to a Store Near You
    Axess Law is the newest innovation in discount retailing. Founded by two Toronto lawyers, Axess Law provides time-pressed shoppers with fast, affordable legal services at their local Walmart. The first office opened in Markham, Ontario, and…
  • Apr 22

    Startling Amount of Medicare Spent on Chiropractor

    Startling Amount of Medicare Spent on Chiropractor
    As part of a transparency effort, the federal government recently released a huge data set that detailed how it spent $77 billion in Medicare funds in 2012. Most news organizations focused on who the biggest beneficiaries were. Just 100…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    Inter-format competition among retailers: The role of private label products in market delineation

    Inter-format competition among retailers: The role of private label products in market delineation
    Justus Haucap, Ulrich Heimeshoff, Gordon J. Klein, Dennis Rickert, and Christian Wey analyze Inter-format competition among retailers: The role of private label products in market delineation. ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the extent of…
  • Apr 22

    Cooperating with the Competition: Efficient Patent Pooling and the Choice of a New Standard

    Cooperating with the Competition: Efficient Patent Pooling and the Choice of a New Standard
    Nancy Gallini (UBC) explores Cooperating with the Competition: Efficient Patent Pooling and the Choice of a New Standard. ABSTRACT: I examine the private and social efficiency of patent pools in a setting in which owners of intellectual…
  • Apr 22

    Explicit Collusion under Antitrust Enforcement

    Explicit Collusion under Antitrust Enforcement
    Igor Mouraviev (Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University) examines Explicit Collusion under Antitrust Enforcement. ABSTRACT: The article seeks to fill the gap between tacit and explicit collusion in a setting where firms…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Brunei Postpones Phase-In of Sharia Criminal Code

    Brunei Postpones Phase-In of Sharia Criminal Code
    The small southeast Asian nation of Burnei has postponed implementation of a new sharia criminal code that had been scheduled to take effect today. According to AFP, no new date has been given for implementing the phase-in of sharia penalties…
  • Apr 22

    City Council Settles Suit By ending Invocations, Abolishing Chaplain Position

    City Council Settles Suit By ending Invocations, Abolishing Chaplain Position
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation announced last week that it has reached a settlement with the city of Pismo Beach, California which it sued last year challenging its practice of opening city council meetings with Christian prayer,…
  • Apr 22

    Suit Challenges Daily School Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance

    Suit Challenges Daily School Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance
    The American Humanist Association announced yesterday that it has filed suit in a New Jersey state court challenging New Jersey's statutory requirement that schools open each day with the Pledge of Allegiance that includes the phrase "under…
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 18

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message
    To continue the Cobell story (earlier posts here and here), I want to turn to the case’s numerous and contentious collateral proceedings. Much has been made (not just by Glenn) of the contempt citations to cabinet officers, the orders…
  • Apr 18

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism
    David Brooks has a typically Brooksian "split-the-difference" column about the Common Core in this morning's New York Times, in which he lays a pox on both houses of Left and Right -- the "ideological circus" in his words…
  • Apr 18

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu
    I have a "jot" on Jotwell today about Steve Smith's forthcoming piece, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, which offers a critical but (and?), I think, very intriguing take on the use of animus in United States v. Windsor. As I say in…
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 22

    Ohio Prosecutor to Urge Commutation in Controversial Case

    Ohio Prosecutor to Urge Commutation in Controversial Case
    WJW-TV posts, "Prosecutor’s Office Asks to Spare Death Row Inmate," by Jessica Dabrowski. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is asking that a death row inmate’s life be spared in an effort to maintain public confidence…
  • Apr 22

    Missouri Prepares for Sixth Execution in Six Month

    Missouri Prepares for Sixth Execution in Six Month
    "Missouri continues to prepare for Rousan execution; would be 6th in past 6 months," is the AP report, via the Tribune. Efforts to spare the life of a condemned Missouri man hinge on an argument that has so far held...
  • Apr 22

    Typepad Still Not Fully Back to Normal

    Typepad Still Not Fully Back to Normal
    The Typepad platform has been up and down over the past two hours, and it is still behaving sluggishly. I'll continue to attempt to post, but there may yet be delays.
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!
    With Easter now over, we begin another sacred event: the four day working week. To ease you into it, here is a trio of anti-piracy titbits of news and entertainment.Pipcu prevails, pirates panicPipcu – The City of London Police…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Titivation

    Tuesday Titivation
    This Kat is not used to writing the multi-issue blogposts that are such a speciality of our dear blogmeister.  However, a few things have arrived in his inbox while he was engaged in his Easter aestivation, which are unrelated to each…
  • Apr 18

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?
    A few days have passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam [here], ruling that Article 5(2)(b) of the InfoSoc Directive, read in conjunction with paragraph 5 of the…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 22

    Student to Lawyer: 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition

    Student to Lawyer: 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition
    This is an abridged version of the LAWPRO article: “20 tips for a successful transition” – a guide for law students through the transition from student life to legal practice. See practicepro.ca/20tips for the full…
  • Apr 22

    Specialized Licensing for Specialized Practice

    Specialized Licensing for Specialized Practice
    The current Law Society model for licensing legal professionals in Canada provides all lawyers with a blanket license to practice in any area of law. Virtually every other major profession that exists today employs specialized licensing and…
  • Apr 22

    Resolve to Get Your Law Practice Off to the Best Possible Start

    Resolve to Get Your Law Practice Off to the Best Possible Start
    Professional liability claims can take the wind out of the sails of anyone’s legal career, but can be especially demoralizing for a new lawyer. Your best chance at avoiding claims is to develop great working habits right from the start.…
Rank this Week: 29

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Modern philosophers with the most pernicious influence on philosophy?

    Modern philosophers with the most pernicious influence on philosophy?
    In the past we've done surveys of the "most important" or "influential" philosophers of the modern era or the last 200 years. This poll is slightly different: we've taken the philosophers ranked in the top 25ish of the earlier surveys,...
  • Apr 22

    Reading papers vs. "talking" paper

    Reading papers vs. "talking" paper
    We touched on this seven years ago, and a current grad student, Sean, asked that I re-open it for discussion about what changes, if any, have take place in the intervening years. Thoughts from readers?
  • Apr 22

    Friends of America: Saudi King edition

    Friends of America: Saudi King edition
    30 wives, 40 children, including some he's torturing to death.
Rank this Week: 31

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 32

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Yet another apology, because Typepad blogs are down

    Yet another apology, because Typepad blogs are down
    The attack on Typepad that's been keeping us off-line is, according to this article, a modern form of highway robbery.
  • Apr 22

    William D. Henderson, " Letting Go of Old Ideas (Book Review)"

    William D. Henderson, " Letting Go of Old Ideas (Book Review)"
    Article. Abstract: Two recently published books apply a rigorous analytical lens to the same topic — the state of the legal profession — and come to dramatically different conclusions. Yet, what is more remarkable is the fact that…
  • Apr 21

    A conflict and a waiver claim in the Dewey Four case

    A conflict and a waiver claim in the Dewey Four case
    The WSJ Law Blog reports that a witness against some or all of the Dewey Four will be former Dewey partner, now at DLA, John Altorelli. However, the firm that represents him also represents Zachary Warren, whose indictment has observers...
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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 22

    FAN 11.5 (First Amendment News) — Oral Arguments in the Susan B. Anthony Case: Is it Ripe?

    FAN 11.5 (First Amendment News) — Oral Arguments in the Susan B. Anthony Case: Is it Ripe?
    Today the Court heard oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the “false speech”/ “campaign lies” case. Judging from the oral arguments in the case (see below), it seems unlikely that the Court will…
  • Apr 22

    Justice Breyer’s Concurrence in Schuette

    Justice Breyer’s Concurrence in Schuette
    Fascinating opinion, in that Breyer clearly does not care for Michigan’s prohibition on racial preferences in university admissions but felt bound by the principle that local and state governments ought to be free to experiment on this…
  • Apr 22

    “Yes, Prime Minister” on Ukraine

    “Yes, Prime Minister” on Ukraine
    THE PRIME MINISTER:  “Britain should not support law and justice?” SIR HUMPHREY APPLEBY:  “Of course we should.  We just shouldn’t let it affect our foreign policy, that’s all.” THE PRIME…
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 22

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance

    Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance
    Di Stefano, Giada and Gino, Francesca and Pisano, Gary P. and Staats, Bradley R., Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance (March 25, 2014). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-093; Harvard Business School…
  • Apr 22

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy

    How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy
    Dēmos - Fast Food Failure. How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy, by Catherine Ruetschlin. “In 2012, the CEO-to worker compensation ratio in fast food topped…
  • Apr 22

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

    Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report
    Excerpt from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report: ‘“We have more incidents, more sources, and more variation than ever before—and trying to approach tens of thousands of incidents using the same…
Rank this Week: 35

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Amgen Inc. v. Harris 13-888 Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit erred in holding that respondents, in seeking to prove their claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), could…
  • Apr 22

    Opinion analysis: Big new role for anonymous tipster

    Opinion analysis: Big new role for anonymous tipster
    Analysis Starting with one unproved claim from an unknown source, letting it lead to a supposition, and then allowing it to justify taking action, the Supreme Court in a closely divided ruling Tuesday gave police broad new…
  • Apr 22

    Evening round-up: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

    Evening round-up: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
    This morning, a divided Court upheld an amendment to the Michigan constitution that prohibits the use of affirmative action by public universities in admissions.  Justice Kennedy announced the judgment of the Court in an opinion that was…
Rank this Week: 36

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Baltimore Lead Paint Verdict Affirmed by Maryland High Court

    Baltimore Lead Paint Verdict Affirmed by Maryland High Court
    The Maryland Court of Appeals just affirmed a lead paint verdict against the Baltimore Housing Authority.  This is yet another case where a governmental entity sought refuge of the Local Government Tort Claims Act.   Thankfully, the…
  • Apr 1

    Why Tiger Woods Back Surgery Is Bad News for Personal Injury Victim

    Why Tiger Woods Back Surgery Is Bad News for Personal Injury Victim
    Tiger Woods announced today that he has undergone successful back surgery and expects to be back playing golf this summer.  Good for him. This is bad news for golf fans who passionately root for or against Tiger.  But it is also bad…
  • Mar 19

    Important New Maryland Voir Dire Opinion | Pearson v. Maryland

    Important New Maryland Voir Dire Opinion | Pearson v. Maryland
    In Pearson v. State, the Maryland Court of Appeals earlier this month addressed the important question of which voir dire questions, if requested, must be asked of prospective jurors.  Why am I writing about it?   It might have…
Rank this Week: 37

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 38

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 39

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 40

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 22

    A Fishy SOX Case

    A Fishy SOX Case
    18 U.S.C. § 1519, known as the “anti-shredding provision” of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, makes it a crime for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record,…
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
Rank this Week: 41

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Sustainable Manufacturing, Affirmative Action at SCOTUS, Mistrial

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Sustainable Manufacturing, Affirmative Action at SCOTUS, Mistrial
    It was a big day for Supreme Court commentary on the LexBlog Network, with a couple pieces on rulings in today’s Top 10. Also, over on LXBN, we’ve been hitting the Aereo oral arguments hard. Total posts on the LexBlog Network…
  • Apr 22

    Trust is expensive and trust is worth it

    Trust is expensive and trust is worth it
    That’s the word this morning from leading marketer, author, and speaker, Seth Godin. Brands are based on trust. The two key choices a brand makes to be trusted in the long run, per Godin: You will postpone profit-taking. There are…
  • Apr 21

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Drones & Journalism, Boston Strong, High Frequency Trader

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Drones & Journalism, Boston Strong, High Frequency Trader
    “Boston Strong” has become quite the popular phrase—and for good reason. Today, on Patriots’ Day out in Boston, Bill Ferrell has a piece on why the phrase isn’t trademarked. Oh, and there’s plenty of new…
Rank this Week: 42

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
Rank this Week: 43

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 21

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law
    On this day, in 1954, the Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) signed 28.07.1951, entered into force. Incorporating fundamental norms regarding who is a refugee, and setting out the rights and responsibilities of…
  • Apr 21

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has recently been thrust in the news in light of recent events in Ukraine, has had a productive spring.  The Organization, founded in 1975 out of a conference in…
  • Apr 21

    IntLawGrrls welcomes new post from Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor

    IntLawGrrls welcomes new post from Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor
    It’s IntLawGrrls’ great pleasure today to welcome a new post from Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Her post below comprises the remarks she gave on April 11, 2014, at the capstone event of the…
Rank this Week: 44

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 45